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    Default AMA online learning opportunity regarding resequencing initiative for CPT codes

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    The American Medical Association will offer an online learning opportunity dealing with the resequencing initiative for CPT codes, regarding the non-numeric placement in a numeric code set. This will be held December 9, 2009, at 1:00 EST, 12:00 PM CST, 11:00 AM MST, 10:00 AM PST

    Program format:
    60 minute Web conference, including a 15 minute question and answer period.

    Program description:
    In an effort to meet the growing demands of health information technology (HIT), the American Medical Association has launched an initiative that alters the numeric sequence of standard terminology principles in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding development and maintenance process. This initiative will be introduced with the publication of CPT® 2010.

    Educational objectives:
    After completing this activity, participants will have a better understanding of the new resequencing initiative and will have the answers they need to fully comprehend resequencing efforts in the CPT code set.

    The following topics will be presented:
    • HIT impact on CPT maintenance and development—background and rationale
    • The essentials of the AMA's CPT code set
    • Resequencing initiative—principles for development and examples

    Target audience:
    This educational program is intended for physicians, health information management (HIM) professionals, coding professionals, compliance educators, auditors and any other health care professional who utilizes the CPT code set.

    Peter A. Hollmann, MD
    Dr. Hollmann is a practicing primary care physician specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics. He is also a medical director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. His involvement in the AMA includes serving as CPT representative of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), vice chair of the CPT Editorial Panel and chairman of the CPT® Assistant Editorial Board. Dr. Hollmann is an active member in the American Geriatrics Society and the American College of Physicians, serving on the public policy committee and the coding and payment policy committee.

    for more information, or to register for this online learning opportunity, please visit:


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    Default AMA online learning opportunity approved for 1 AAPC CEU

    The AAPC has approved the AMA online learning opportunity regarding the resequencing initiative for CPT codes for 1 CEU.
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